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August 31, 2021
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Highlights of the primary day on the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam match of the yr, at Flushing Meadows on Monday (instances GMT):
0500 MEDVEDEV AND BAUTISTA AGUT THROUGH, KYRGIOS OUT
Second seed Daniil Medvedev moved into the second spherical with a 6-4 6-3 6-1 victory over French veteran Richard Gasquet.
Roberto Bautista Agut beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3 6-4 6-0.
Murray’s victory hopes go down the bathroom after Tsitsipas rest room break
Osaka the entertainer kicks off U.S. Open title defence with straight units win
Forgotten man Murray offers Tsitsipas match to recollect
Former champion Stephens overcomes Keys in first spherical thriller
Halep makes successful return to Grand Slam motion at U.S. Open
Gauff battles previous Linette to advance on the U.S. Open
Flawless Rublev downs qualifier Karlovic in U.S. Open first spherical
Cilic retires for first time in additional than 800 matches
Isner despatched packing in first spherical by Nakashima
Anderson belts down 49 aces in first-round win
Suarez Navarro given standing ovation as she bows out of U.S. Open
After yr away, excited followers return to U.S. Open however confront lengthy traces
Brady and Ostapenko amongst Monday withdrawals from U.S. Open
King lauds Osaka for psychological well being stand, calls it ‘incredible progress’
Djokovic seeks guiding star as slam mission begins with Rune take a look at
U.S. Open order of play on Tuesday
0300 SABALENKA PUSHED TO THREE SETS IN FIRST ROUND WIN
Second seed Aryna Sabalenka was given a scare towards Nina Stojanovic however got here by means of with a dominant third set efficiency to advance 6-4 6-7(4) 6-0.
Up subsequent for Sabalenka is French Open semi-finalist Tamara Zidansek, who dispatched American Bernarda Pera 6-4 7-6(4).
0245 OSAKA SAILS INTO SECOND ROUND
Defending champion Naomi Osaka beat Marie Bouzkova 6-4 6-1. The third seed fired 34 winners to arrange a second-round conflict with Olga Danilovic.
0230 PARKS TIES U.S. OPEN SERVE SPEED RECORD
American wild card Alycia Parks, aged 20, clocked 129 mph on the pace gun on one among her serves in her first spherical loss to Danilovic, tying the U.S. Open serve pace report set by Venus Williams in 2007.
2338 TSITSIPAS SURVIVES MURRAY SCARE
Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was pushed to 5 units by 2012 champion Andy Murray earlier than the Greek prevailed 2-6 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a marathon conflict in Arthur Ashe Stadium lasting practically 5 hours.
2316 GAUFF PASSES LINETTE TEST
American Coco Gauff surrendered the opening set however rallied to beat Magda Linette 5-7 6-3 6-4, whereas three-times U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka trailed 4-1 earlier than successful 11 straight video games to outclass Tereza Martincova 6-4 6-0.
2203 KREJCIKOVA, KERBER ADVANCE
French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova handed Astra Sharma a bagel en path to victory on her principal draw debut at Flushing Meadows, successful 6-0 6-4.
Elsewhere, three-times Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber got here again from 3-5 down within the third set to edge previous Dayana Yastremska 3-6 6-4 7-6(3).
2033 CILIC RETIRES WITH INJURY
Marin Cilic, the 2014 champion, retired injured from his first-round match with Philipp Kohlschreiber with the competition locked at two units every.
Earlier, eleventh seed Diego Schwartzman beat Ricardas Berankis 7-5 6-3 6-3 and twelfth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime battled previous Evgeny Donskoy 7-6(0) 3-6 7-6(1) 7-6(8) whereas Brandon Nakashima shocked nineteenth seed John Isner 7-6(7) 7-6(6) 6-3.
1917 INJURED KONTA WITHDRAWS, LUCKY LOSER RAKHIMOVA IN
Briton Johanna Konta pulled out of the match resulting from a left thigh harm, with Kamilla Rakhimova changing her within the draw as a fortunate loser.
1840 RUBLEV EASES PAST VETERAN KARLOVIC
Fifth seed Andrey Rublev of Russia brushed apart 42-year-old Ivo Karlovic 6-3 7-6(3) 6-3 to succeed in the second spherical.
1820 STEPHENS BATTLES PAST KEYS
In a rematch of the 2017 remaining, American Sloane Stephens held her nerve to beat compatriot Madison Keys 6-3 1-6 7-6(7).
1730 MUGURUZA DOWNS VEKIC
Spanish ninth seed Garbine Muguruza held off a second-set fightback from Croatia’s Donna Vekic to win 7-6(4) 7-6(5).
1645 HALEP SURVIVES GIORGI TEST
Former world primary Simona Halep overcame a troublesome opener towards Italian Camila Giorgi to assert a 6-4 7-6(3) win and set-up a second-round assembly with Slovakia’s Kristina Kucova.
1510 PLAY UNDERWAY
Ninth seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain started her first-round match towards Croatia’s Donna Vekic at Louis Armstrong Stadium with the temperature hovering round 25 levels Celsius (77°F).
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal, Shrivathsa Sridhar and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Modifying by Ed Osmond and Clare Fallon)